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Paris Cenotaph project needs help

They made the supreme sacrifice in World War 1 and World War II but their names were never inscribed on the Paris Cenotaph. But that’s about to change. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29 and the County of Brant will hold

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Halton Police: Don’t take the bait

Residents are warned not to fall for a persistent telephone scam. According to Halton Police, there has been an increasing number of complaints, regarding threatening telephone calls that appear to be from the Canada Revenue Agency, demanding payment. Police are

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Two children injured in assault

Two children were taken to hospital after a domestic assault in Brantford. Brantford Police responded to a call to assist paramedics at an Edith Monture Avenue home shortly before 8 0’clock this (Wed.) morning. The children suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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McCreary: Council addicted to taxes, spending

Brantford City councillors have defeated a proposal to put the question of zero budget increases on the ballot in this October’s municipal election. Councillors voted 6-3 against the referendum measure put forwarded by Councillors Dan McCreary and Greg Martin at

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a meteor

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s a meteor. Residents from southern Ontario to Metro Detroit and surrounding areas of Michigan witnessed the night sky light up when a meteor burned up in the atmosphere and burst. Residents reported

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Two people found dead in Oakville home

Two people have been found dead inside an Oakville home. Halton officers responding to a weapons-related call in the area of Bayshire Drive and Summerhill Crescent found the two deceased about 5 0’clock this (Wednesday) morning. Few details have been

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Borrowing costs likely to increase

If you have a mortgage, you’ll likely be paying higher interest rates once again. The Bank of Canada is raising its key interest rate target by a quarter of a percentage point to 1.25 per cent. It’s the third time

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Virtue, Moir named Olympic flag-bearers

A Canadian duo will carry the country’s flag into an Olympics opening ceremony for the first time. Ice dance darlings Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have been named Canada’s flag bearers for the upcoming Games in Pyeongchang next month. The

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Gas, loonie, markets mostly unchanged

The price at the pumps ranges from around $1.16 to $1.25 a litre for regular. The world price for oil dropped 57-cents to $63.63/barrel. The Canadian dollar is trading at 80.52 cents U-S, up two-one-hundredths. The TSX lost 72 points

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Sunny, and cold , then turning mild

Today:  becoming mostly sunny. Southwest wind 25 with gusts to 40 km/h.  High minus 6. Tonight: partly cloudy.  Windy.  Low minus 10. Tomorrow: a mix of sun and clouds. Windy.  High minus 2. (overnight low minus 6) Friday:  sunny with

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What’s shaking? Too much salt, that’s what.

Health Canada says voluntary sodium targets for the food industry have failed to significantly reduce the amount of salt consumers are getting in processed foods. The federal department set targets four years ago for cutting sodium in 94 categories of

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Road clearing company bankrupt

A Wolverhampton, British company  (see photo) that’s been under fire for failing to plow provincial highways has been forced into bankruptcy. Carillion, of the U-K’s biggest contractors – collapsed yesterday putting thousands of jobs at risk, including six-thousand in this

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Some youths really on thin ice

Some youths were literally on thin ice at Mohawk Lake. Shortly after 5 0’clock yesterday (Monday), Police and Firefighters were called to the scene after a concerned citizen saw the youths walking out on the lake and through the canal.

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Province boosts transit for seniors, rural areas

The Provincial Government chose Cambridge City Hall as the location to announce a multi-million dollar transit program. Transportation Minister Stephen Del Duca along with Cambridge M-P-P Katheryn McGarry have unveiled the new Community Transportation Grant Program, which will allow private

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Province mulls over Greenbelt expansion

Ontario is taking action to protect important water resources in the Greater Golden Horseshoe by launching a public consultation on expanding the Greenbelt. The province is considering expanding to include areas in the outer ring of the Greater Golden Horseshoe,

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